Spathiphyllum ‘Sweet Chico’

Peace lilly


A new and incredibly striking compact cultivar of the beloved Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum ‘Sweet Chico’ flaunts a fountain of rich glossy green leaves and an elegant lily flower which is long lasting and returns regularly, given adequate care.

This clump forming Peace Lily is one of the easiest plants to care for – a perfect choice for a shady corner in any home.


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Origin: Horticultural Origin
Genus: Spathiphyllum
Species / Cultivar: wallisii var. 'Sweet Chico'
Common Name: Peace lilly

Plant Biography

Originating from South America, Spathiphyllum were first introduced to Europe from the jungles of Colombia in 1824.

This particular cultivar ‘Sweet Chico’ was bred from a chance mutation of the parent variety Spathiphyllum ‘Sweet Benito’.

When compared to other Spathiphyllum cultivars, ‘Sweet Rocco’ exhibits particularly dense foliage on the lower part of the plant, early development of basal clumps which give it a full appearance, and consistently darker foliage than many other cultivars.

Spathiphyllum ‘Sweet Chico’
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 18-22°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold draughts and heat sources.
Maintenance: Low
Requires no attention beyond correct position and watering. An ideal starter plant!
Eventual Height: 0.6m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.

Expert Tip

This indoor plant is a particularly good air purifier, in fact it was amongst the top plants for cleaning air in NASA's clean air study, successfully breaking down benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Spathiphyllum ‘Sweet Chico’ tolerates a range of conditions and is quite easy to care for, though it thrives best in a more humid environment.

Feed in spring to late summer with a houseplant fertiliser.

A really healthy good sized and well grown plant arrived that looked good from the start. It has continued to thrive and give much pleasure.

Jo J.

A really healthy good sized and well grown plant arrived that looked good from the start. It has continued to thrive and give much pleasure.
Choosing the right pot for your plant

Choosing the right pot for your plant

Not sure what pot size to choose for your indoor plant?

We’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to choose the correct decorative pot.

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